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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2017-01-31

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Terrorism Substitute terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/08 Expenditure on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Bulgaria and Romania
2016/12/20 Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Bulgaria and Romania
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/01/29 Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/31 EU Justice Scoreboard
2014/12/17 Fight against child sexual abuse on the internet
2014/11/13 Procedure for the appointment of new judges to the Civil Service Tribunal
2017/09/01 Transposition of Directive 2014/23/EU
2016/01/29 Consumer rights under Directive 2011/83/EC
2016/01/06 Restriction of methanol levels in windscreen washing fluids and denaturated ethanol
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2016/04/13 Bulgaria and the European Border and Coast Guard
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/03/25 Non-execution of a European arrest warrant
2015/02/04 When will compensation be paid for the damages caused by the floods in Bulgaria of February 2015?
2015/12/03 Call by the Commission to dismiss the Chief Public Prosecutor of Bulgaria
2015/08/28 Competence of the European Commission
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/02/03 European Investigation Order
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2017/03/15 Scope of social insurance entitlements under Regulation (EC) No 883/2004
2016/05/12 Legal scope for extradition from third countries
2014/10/17 Bulgaria's readiness to receive a new wave of refugees
2016/12/20 Migrants' radicalisation in Europe
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/03 Violation of the principle of the free movement of people and goods
2015/04/08 Compatibility with EU legislation of amendments to Greece's income tax code
2017/08/31 Ending double standards in foodstuffs in the EU
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2015/06/19 Refugee quotas